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Isokon dining table

By Isokon Plus


  • Description

    The Marcel Breuer dining table for Isokon was designed in 1936 during Breuer's exile in Britain, while he lived at the famous Lawn Road Flats building in north London. Having previously worked mainly in tubular steel, birch plywood was an entirely new material for Breuer. When he emigrated to the USA in 1937, he used his furniture for Isokon to decorate his new American home, so he was clearly happy with the result. The table is very lightweight and can be moved by just one person, yet it is so strong that a person can sit on its top. Today, the Marcel Breuer dining table for Isokon is made from Finnish birch plywood by Isokon Plus in Hackney Wick, east London.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: L:150 x D:75 x H:72cm

    Materials: laminated birch veneers / plywood

  • Designer
    Marcel Breuer

    Protégé of Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer embodied many of the School's distinctive concepts and was and one of the School's most famous students. He returned shortly thereafter to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928, and during this time designed his tubular-steel furniture collection: functional, simple and distinctly modern. His attention drifted towards architecture, and after practicing privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Gropius. Breuer was also honored as the first architect to be the sole artist of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • Delivery

    9-10 weeks
    Made to order item

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